Lemon Tree Bonsai, June 2017
Bonsais are works of art that require careful pruning and management in order for the tree to take the shape that you desire. When you first buy a bonsai, there are a few tools that you will want to keep on hand to ensure it is properly cared for. These include shears, a rake, tweezers and a small broom.
First, you only want high quality goods. This ranges from the care materials to the seeds and seedlings. If the quality of any part of your bonsai is low, you will experience problems. However, a bonsai sale does not necessarily mean low quality goods. There are many Japanese manufacturers of bonsai goods that periodically sell their goods at low prices in order to make way for new stock.
However, while there are a lot of steps, the process of growing a bonsai is extremely simple if you have patience and take your time learning what you need to know. The first step in growing bonsai is to learn about the type of tree you want to grow. All bonsai trees differ from one another. You cannot use the same care for a juniper as you would a ficus bonsai.
There is a lot that you need to keep in mind when raising and training a bonsai plant. As the bonsai grows in a small pot, they tend to be more delicate than the trees that are found growing naturally outdoors. Because of this, beginners are sometimes overwhelmed by the things they need to do to ensure their bonsai plant survives.
When caring for a maple bonsai, you need to learn about maple trees in general. This will assist you in making the right decisions for caring for your bonsai. Important things that you should learn include the time of year the maple is dormant, what temperatures the maple can tolerate, and what pruning needs done in order to keep your tree healthy.
When you begin sculpting your own tree, you will need to remember that patience is necessary in order to succeed at this art. When you go to sculpt a bonsai tree, you will need an assortment of tools. Wire pliers, branch cutters and pruning tools are just among a few of the tools you will need. Most of the tools required for maintaining and growing a bonsai tree can be purchased at most hardware stores or are sold online from stores that specially handle bonsai tree care supplies.